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GLAM-Edu projects in the Land of Valencia – Wikimedia Valencia.
By December 2022, we will have had a calendar of recurrent diverse Wikimedia-related activities in order to:
  • 1 – Develop activities interesting for our participants in order to keep Community Health high
  • 2- Diversify the kind of activities made and thematics covered to attract new diverse people
  • 3- Partner with new institutions to reach new activities and new people
Must be developed with a dedicated local approach in order to fulfill our Theory of Change and fulfil Strategy's Subsidiarity Pr.
start date1-Jan-2022
end date31-Dec-2022
budget (local currency)44533.2 EUR
budget (USD)50526.34 USD
grant typeIndividual
applicant and people related to proposalUser:TaronjaSatsuma
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Valencia


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Overview[edit]

What is the main objective of your proposal?

By December 2022, we will have had a calendar of recurrent diverse Wikimedia-related activities in order to:
  • 1 – Develop activities interesting for our participants in order to keep Community Health high
  • 2- Diversify the kind of activities made and thematics covered to attract new diverse people
  • 3- Partner with new institutions to reach new activities and new people

Must be developed with a dedicated local approach in order to fulfill our Theory of Change and fulfil Strategy's Subsidiarity Pr.

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

This a proposal by a group of editors aligned with existing affiliates, but who want to develop Wikimedia projects of their own and adapted to the local reality. The model is closer to a French Cabale than a UG of our own (we dislike duplicities UG usually generate).

Without generating duplicities with existing entities, we plan to develop in a meaningful way all the activities designed by the local community to cover their current needs.

Those activities are grouped in several axis, such as GLAM-partnerships, edit-a-thons, Wikitakes et al. The community promoting this proposal is made by a small group of very active people. We like and want to do activities because Wikimedian gatherings are our way to promote internal Community Health and horizontal knowledge sharing. Our grassroots model is appreciated as sincere and real, but since late 2019 we have identified some problems and limitations, especially regarding the 1st, 5th and somehow 6th Movement Strategy Recomendation.

We have developed a small Theory of the Change of our own, identifying how much the group has advanced since 2015, but also identifying that some of the recurrent limitations of our group stays the same .

Our main limitation is caused by the fact of being a passionate group of editors. About 5 people are able to cover three GLAM partnerships, about 12 edit-a-thons and three Wiki takes/Photo Contest activities in a single year, plus two Edu projects and three formation activities for educators. We can’t do more with our current resources, but we have the capacity of convincing more Institutions to join our movement.

Since 2016, we have institutions who have been waiting for some of our available time to generate a Wikimedian in residence program or some kind of partnership. Since our 2020 proposal, the group has grown, our people is more skillfull, we have developed better activities. Yet, we still have the same weaknesses we identified a year ago, and we are only covering the needs of our priority GLAM-partners and those who can pay for a WiR.

We need infrastructure to cover the partners we haven’t been able to make and to develop new programs with new partners who joined us because they appreciated what we have done. The strenght of our node comes of the passion of veteran Wikimedians, and with the current editor base, we can’t expect to “new veterans” joining us. So, we need to stablish a base of new activities to attract new editors who might became organizers of the future.

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Where will this proposal be implemented?

Spain

Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?

No

Project Proposal[edit]

Describe your main strategies to achieve the objective and the activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

Main strategy is to keep activities fun, aligned with People-Centeredness. To achieve it, the community will keep the lead on designing what is meaningful for them. To develop more diverse activities should allow us to meet and welcome diverse people to our movement.

In 2021 was a success to link previously isolated iniciatives with new ones. Example, an Edu partner can work with articles related to a GLAM partner, and they can share activities. This workline is difficult to implement with isolated-volunteer activities, and we plan to improve it by consolidating new partners.

Edit-a-thons and Wiki Takes will be a core of our activities not because of output, but of satistaction for participants. They will be redesigned as supplementary activities for stronger programs, such as GLAM.

GLAM will diversify partners by investing resources in smaller institutions who can’t afford a WiR, providing equity in knowledge. We plan to grow from our current 3 active GLAM-partnerships to at least 7. We will keep developing activities that can be done in collaboration with foreign Wikimedia communities, in order to fullfil the Collaboration & Cooperation principle, but also the People-Centeredness, because we have identified it as “fun”.

Important area in GLAM and public policy will be to design our participation in 2023 ICOM-CC Congress.

Education will be a strong program. Since January 2020, we have experimented a notable increse on interest in University professors to include Wikimedia Activities to their programmes, We already have confirmed 7 different University groups for 2022. The participation of our Community in the “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom” formative program has consolidated our efforts with the Valencian Ministry of Education, and gained their trust.

Institutional partnerships will provide diversification in areas not yet covered. Included in programs already in design phase, there are two activities done in partnerships with the “Equity Areas” of two different departments of the University of Valencia. Our partnership with IVAJ will allow us to work on Education and inviting young people to join our movement, with an expected assistance of 50 new people. Past experience with Wikivibrance will be useful designing this activity. To highlight the partnership with the Valencia City Council.

Non-Institutional partnerships, such as Valencianitzador, are key in our objective of improving readership of Catalan Wikipedia and the number of editors.

What is your organization or group's mission?

Our group aims to Promote Wikimedia projects and to get All Human Knowledge available in every language in the world (and more specifically, the languages of the Land of Valencia).

More specific, our objective is to meaningful serve the needs and priorities of our current community and partners, our future partners and those individuals aligned with us but who haven’t yet joined the community.

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?

Local

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Train-the-Trainer, Photowalk, WikiCamp, Contest, Wikimedian-in-Residence, Photo/Media campaign, Wiki Loves campaign, WikiTown, Conference/Event Organizing, Media outreach campaign

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes

Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Age (regency), Geography, Language, Socioeconomic Status, Sexual Orientation, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Not applicable

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM, Advocacy, Human Rights, Other, Public Policy, Open Technology, Diversity
It's a general program, so many axes. Some projects on women pioneers on Science and Sports, etc...

Please tell us more about your target participants.

Our main target participants are our existing community, aligned with the People-centered principle, and also as a commitment with existing Wikimedia communities and their lead of the Movement.

When it comes to new programs, our strategy is to diversify activities to reach new people. Some of the already desgined activities aim at specific communities (Edu with age, Catalan language) while other underrepresented communities do not have a program of their own yet. There are activities with a clear target audience, such as international collaboration with Wikimedia Affiliates providing better context on different cultural backgrounds, or University programs on women on science/sports, while other activities aren’t applicable to a specific community.

As stated in our Theory of Change, we have retained some friends of the movement who aren’t editing but are active participants in our activities. As this strategy has proved successful, we will keep organizing activities with a People-centered approach, and we plan to fidelize new editors by having them know the existing community and feeling welcome.

In order to achieve this we need to organize new activities to attract different people, and to keep organizing those activities that have proven to be sucessful to consolidate our group and its C. Health.

The younger Wikimedian community is a good example on our Strategy, because we have already made the partnerships to make it meaningful. We have an agreement with IVAJ to organize a Wikimedia Meeting in their Youth Hostels (Which do not cover Valencia, so we will do it in a City or Village we usually do not cover, hopefully Alicante), and we are exploring to partner with their existing community, the Valencian Ministry of Education and others. The activity will have Wikimedia in its core, but a broader vision, so people with no Wikimedia experience can also join and meet us. If properly done, this meeting would allow more than 50 people to be aware on Wikimedia, and existing young editors to meet us.

If we are able to fidelize them or not, it will depend on how good we do it and how appealing for them will be our different programs and activities.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

We already are the Wikimedia Community in the region. Of course, not all editors join our activities (some are just not interested in anything but editing), but they know us because we are the people they edit with.

All of us are members of existing Affiliates, and we participate in those activities when possible. Being this an existing proposal, we made Village Pump post and a Project page a year ago. We made some monthly reports (until it was confirmed that our project wasn’t selected) and we would do more if needed.

To be noticed that 2021 project had the support of former board chairs and current chair of both Amical and WM-ES, that we participate also in their activities outside our region and that our relationship with them is fluid, when possible.

Also, we have a Youtube channel and a strong external media coverage (check document for links) and we will create new direct communication tools because we have identified the limitation of relying on external sources.

Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal? Please describe these partnerships.

Yes
We have a WiR experience funded by the Institution, the IVAM. Outside of that, our partners allow us to use their resources, including the use of Youth Hostel rooms, but there are no arranged payments. Our objective is to be independent of WMF funding in the mid-term, aligning with Sustainability recommendations. We identify an opportunity to level-up our infrastructure without bonding the movement resources in the long-term, but we need some support of the movement right now to make it happen.

We have partners who might provide us direct funding in the future (City Council, Ministry, Universities) but we are too early in the talks to quantify anything. Also, it might happen that some partners do not provide us with any resources, but they use theirs to arrange some activities, which is also interesting.

How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

Our group has some prestige, current and potential partnerships and experienced people able to develop advanced Meta-Organizing tasks as its main strenghts.

We have the Opportunity of leveling-up our community by fidelizing the potential partnerships and arranging advanced activities, such as an institutional Education Program with Secondary Schools or the Youth Meeting.

Our main and only menace is poor Community Health (a fact in Catalonia, not an issue in Valencia) and our weaknesses are our limited pool of volunteers compared with to the ammount of activities done and pending.

We can materialize our opportunities and surpass our weaknesses by investing time (which is a scarse resource for volunteers) in developing those promising activities, making it meaningful and consolidating its potential. We will avoid new bottlenecks (which had already been identified by late 2019) and make our work sustainable by growing our community, either with self-sustainable new partnerships, new editors and new non-editing contributors or organizers.

And we can only have those by investing time and resources in our opportunities, which is the current snake bitting its tail we are in since, at least, 2019.

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did not receive a grant

Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

Yes
IVAM, 400 EUR/month as a Wikimedian in Residence. So, we still depend on WMF funding for this round.

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

The team is formed and lead by the same people as last year. Nino Roure (User:Dorieo) should also be included.

New additions include researcher Alice Fontana, joining for three months in an Erasmus Plus program, who will be doing some research on GLAM and becoming the WiR of two museums.

When it comes to Genre Equity we are group with a strong women presence, but lack of specific discourse. That gap has been and will be filled with Ester Bonet, from Wikimujeres, who already participated in some of the Educational programs we have, waiting for generating local referents.

The figure of coordinator will be Francesc Fort. During 2021, he has improved his experience with some internal formation such as the “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom” and “Identifying Harassment” programs. Prior to that, he has been the Meta-Organizer in the region since 2015, first Wikimedian in Residence in Valencia in 2016 with the project at L'Etno, with Amparo Pons as Institutional Organizer, and would lead to the Librarians and Language Academy Partnerships. Since 2015 he has been releasing free Radio programs (interviews) to Wikimedia Commons, in 2019 he worked for Movement Strategy and he has been part of most Edu and GLAM programs in Valencia.

Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)

Upload Strategic Plan

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

The objective of this proposal is to allow our community to advance to a further step, being able to organize bigger activities and allowing us to welcome more people.

On one hand, we want to learn from our approaches. During 2021, to design GLAM activities so they could fit collaborations with foreign affiliates or with Educative Institutions made sense to us, and proved satisfactory. Being an experimental approach, or at least new to us, we want to keep developing it to see how it works. We also have new opportunities to add new levels to the idea. Erasmusplus researchers or bigger events will allow us to experiment in different ways.

Our community likes to experiment. We have done technical experimentation with media content, but we have the opportunity of innovating in our approaches to get into people or by curating knowledge we have gaps in (for instance, youth interest).

And on the other hand, we can learn from others. We know how Amical and WM-ES do, but what about the others? We can help people working on Thematic Hubs by experimenting on our international experiences. So far, the contact with WM-DE, WM-MX and WUGN has been shy. And we didn’t expected anything else given the experimental nature of those projects. But now with confidence and time availability to develop better, we can imagine new ways of organizing.

If successful, we will develop meaningful ways of developing our objectives, and if not, at least we will know what we don’t need to try again.

Core Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Metric Description: 300 EDU

500 GLAM+Events

Returning participants: 10

Only with confirmed projects we expect 300 participants from University Educational Projects (no data yet for Secondary School) and we expect 500 people attending confirmed activities (especially IVAJ/Youth and Valencia City Council project).

It would be reasonable to expect more than 1.000 participants if the project gets funded and we can develop all expected activities and new ones.

800
Number of editors Metric Description: 250 EDU

350 GLAM + events

Once again, we only target people attending confirmed activities. We should surpass this ammount if we have the availability of developing each project, including those not yet confirmed.

600
Number of organizers 1 Meta-organizer (Francesc)

5 Institutional organizers (Amparo, Bàrbara, three new ones) 6 Organizing team-level organizers (Luis, Montse, Vicenç, Santi, Nino, one new)

Check the rationale and personal infomation in the .doc

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Wikipedia 300 new articles, 2.000 improved articles (mainly Education, also GLAM)

Only confirmed projects, final number might be higher.

2300
Wikimedia Commons 5.000 new files (3.000 GLAMS + 2.000 Wiki takes and contests)

Only confirmed projects, final number might be higher.

5000
Wikidata At least 1.000 new entries

As stated in conversations with WM-SW organizing the Partnerships hubs, Wikidata awareness in Spain is low when compared with Europe. GLAMs love Wikidata, but they discover it when they meet a Wikimedian and they look for partnerships because of the visibility Wikipedia gives. We could make up to 10.000 wikidata entries only with one partner, but that doesn’t seem a realisitic objective to us right now.

1000
Wikisource Recurrent event, 100 pages to be improved. 100

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


Additional Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities At least two new active editors (+50 edits year) should be gained from our programs. We hope to gain three Institutional Organizers, and to gain or regain a very active member, from a pool out of 10 potential IO and 3 potential very active members.

Besides the existing ones, we should have at least one Edu organizer, one on Youth and one new GLAM organizer, when it comes to Institutional Organizers.

Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities 2 4
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability IVAM: Most visited museum in the Land of Valencia. We have consolidated their partnership in 2021, and we want to make it an strategic partner. Our Institutional organizer’s profile is different to L’Etno, so new opportunities will rise.

Conselleria d’Educació: Valencian Ministry of Education. It must be the core of our “Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom” program. -aka CEFIRE.

Universitat de València: Main university in Valencia. Several projects already working, options to get to new Unis. Thanks to Amparo/Librarian Organizer, we are developing projects in the Universitat d’Alacant.

IVAJ: Valencian Youth Institute, their willingness to co-organize an event and their offer of facilities gives us an opportunity to gain an Institutional Partner with agents through several towns and villages of the Land of Valencia.

Valencia City Council: Several GLAMs depend on them, and they’ve shown willingness on developing different kind of activities, including those who adress genre bias and gaps.

5
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors Feedback from selected (and different) activities, we have simplified the objective on 10 feedback pieces from a diffrent activity each month. 120
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees We don’t want to ask people to share personal information if they don’t want to. At the end of the program we will measure it by checking diversity of content generated, and growth of the community (if they are confortable, they’ll share it without asking).

Our target is to get feedback from the Active editors we want them to became organizers.

3
Number of people reached through social media publications Not relevant, for us an objective would be to at least keep the amount and diversity of media coverage we receive. Check Communications plan for more info.
Number of activities developed One flagship activity per month, plus a yearly Education program, plus at least 5 events related to GLAMs regular programs (edit-a-thons on Museum’s exhibition and simillar), plus two gender gap activities. A huge success would be to have a “Espai Viquidones” of our own.

Difficult to measure because we aim to activities that won't be one-shots, but long-term programs.

12
Number of volunteer hours Given the nature of our community, in which people come to events for pleasure, we can easily have activities with six volunteers on it. So, the ammount of volunteers hours can be huge. Only counting in-person events time (so, no organizing time), our community gave 150 hours of their time, and we should surpass by far that ammount in 2022 (we didn’t had in-person events up to May, 2021). 150
Research One paper on the reusage of media files provided by GLAMs in the Land of Valencia to the Wikimedia projects. 1

What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impacts of your activities? (optional)

Non measurable metrics such as “Did participants enjoy”, “people awareness”, etc. File reusage is interesting to us.

The idea is that every contribution in the Wikimedia ecosystem has its own “snake tail”. You get most of the coverage and attention when you release, but people will keep consuming in the future. For us our effort is meaningful because in the future it will make sense. Good press, people you didn’t knew contacting you to partner, file reuse, etc, are hard to measure outputs. The communications plan has more info on this.

An important chunk of our projects are going to be long-term projects. To get the confidence of Universities, City Councils, New Museums, the Ministry of Education, etc, to implement those programs will be best way of measuring our work: if we can do it, then, we were doing what we had to do.

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

The most important metric is the number of activities and new partners made, especially the selected ones, because those are considered the most important for us. And that’s very easy to mesure: if we fidelize those partners, then things are going well.

Other metrics either can be traced by dashboards and online tools, or are either non-numerical. For GLAMs, BAGLAMA is being important and can be used in Alice’s research project.

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Share results with our communities, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Develop learning material for other users, I would like to receive support from the Foundation to discover how I can share my learning, Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial Proposal[edit]

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

44533.2 EUR

If you have calculated it, please provide an estimate of the year 2 or year 3 request.

N/A

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

50526.34 USD

Please share your budget for this proposal.

Project budget table
Expense Per month Total Notes
Part-time compensation for WIR/Project Manager € 3311.1 € 39,733.2 Base amount: € 2500 plus value-added tax (21%) (€ 525)

and 2021 freelancer fee (€ 286.10). Total per month: 3025+286.10 = € 3311.1

Commutation and local travel € 2500 Includes eventual expenses for IVAJ activity
Diverse expenses € 800 Possible community meeting, unexpected expenses
Food € 1500 Possible meetings with representatives of the institutions plus eventual expenses for IVAJ
Total € 3311.1 € 44,533.2
Total cost of project
  • €44,533.2
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
  • €44,533.2

Any unspent funds will be returned to WMF.

What do you do to make sure there is a good management of funds?

Most of the budget goes to salary, so it will be well invested if the programs and projects are meaningful and successfull. This group and proposal is made of six experienced Wikimedia editors, and more would be able to join. Is that group of people the one that will look on the activities and how money is spent.

To be noticed, everyone in the group has experience either in the board of a Wikimedia Affiliate or an aligned organization, so there is no chance of “cheating” the people. Besides of that, we will gladly share any information with the Grants team so they can follow up us in a meaningful way.

Also, we are part of two affiliates, who might also be an extra check on our project and out alignment with the movement and the expected responsibility.

Additional links[edit]

If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

Being not an affiliate, we don’t own networks of our own. The most simillar things are the “Wikipedia Valencia” Youtube channel and Francesc Fort’s twitter

We mostly depend on external media coverage, as stated in our Communications plan (check Drive).


How will you contribute towards creating a supportive environment for participants using the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy?

One of the central assumptions of this proposal is that Edit-a-thons are useful to the movement as they are and shouldn’t dissapear even if the outcome in terms of contributions is low, because is in edit-a-thon when editors meet eachother and build links that develop a healthy environment. We are conviced of our way of doing things, and we want to keep working on that line.

Also, Francesc Fort completed the “Identifying Harassment” course, so he knows ho to identify those situations when happening and we all are familiar with the Friendly Space and the UCOC, participating some of us on the talks on the creation of the UCOC.

And a metric of success of our Community Health approach is the ammount of people involved in our activities, and the ammount of people in Valencia involved in several activities in volunteer roles. We give our time because we enjoy our time in Wikimedia.

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

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